25th Indian Antarctic Expedition

Silver Jubilee Expedition


Year 2005-2006
Ship Paardeberg
Leader (Summer) Sh L Prem Kishore
Leader (Winter) --do--
Expedition Members 50
Expedition Sail Off 29 Dec 2005 (Cape Town)
Reaching Antarctica 10 Jan 2006
Back to India 18 Mar 2006

These are scans of photocopies of the original covers


Posted from Goa on 08-12-2005 before expedition launch

Posted from Cape Town  on 27-12-2005 before expedition launch

Posted from Cape Town  on 27-12-2005 before expedition launch



Reverse side of the postcard


Posted from Goa on 28-12-2005 after bringing from Cape Town. Signed by P.S. Goel, Secretary DOD, Javed Beg, Arun Chaturvedi and Mervin D'Souza


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IL-76 flight from CapeTown to Novo Station , autographed by the crew members

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Cover traveled from SANAE(South Africa), ABOA(Finland), Svea(Sweden), Wasa(Sweden) Antarctic stations to Maitri, signed by leader of 24th  and 25th Indian expedition Mr. Rajesh Asthana and Mr. L. Prem Kishore

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Back Side of the previous cover

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Official Cover of 25th Expedition with cachet of M/V Paardeberg and Chopper support

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With three different cachets of HELITEC Aviation support

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Department of Ocean Development issued cover on Soft Corals, serviced at Maitri

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Maitri Radio Room official cover with silver jubilee and radio room cachets

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Backside of previous cover with cachets of Paardeberg and Akademic Fedorov autographed by its ice-pilot (Akademik Fedorov met Paardeberg during the expedition)

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Cover affixed with silver jubilee radio room label

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Cover affixed with Tarangini MS and Radio Room cachet (different from previous)

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Cover depicting Indian Flag and Mahatama Gandhi statue at Maitri


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Similar cover affixed with label of Republic Day celebration

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Similar Cover affixed with label of HAMSAT experimentation

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Picture Post Card of MV Paardeberg, erstwhile called SAS Outeniqua (When with Argentinian Navy)

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Back side of the post card signed by the Captain of the ship Mr. Mink


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